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The Election Commission has enforced the election code of conduct, 2079, beginning Wednesday ahead of the elections to the House of Representatives and the Province Assembly.

The twin election will be held on November 20.  

The commission has directed the three-tier government to make necessary arrangements to implement the code of conduct. 

The Nepal government, ministers, provincial government and ministers, constitutional bodies and office-bearers, the government bodies at all three levels and officials there, the local executive and its members, and employees at the federal, provincial and local levels have been instructed to implement and abide by the code of conduct. 

The code of conduct will also be applicable for the security bodies, security officials and employees, government, semi-government and public offices and employees, political parties and their sister organisations, election candidates and people concerned, political parties and elected representative of candidates, vote counting representatives and any person holding the public posts.  

The Nepal Gazette, published on August 29, states: The code of conduct aims to ensure the elections are free, fair and held in a peaceful atmosphere.  - RSS

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